Remaining F16 blockers and F16 planning (2011-10-26)

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Oct 26 22:57:43 UTC 2011

Hey, folks. This mail brought to you by my ever-increasing empty liquor
bottle collection and ever-receding hairline.

We unfortunately still have open blockers today, which means we will
likely do a TC3 compose tonight instead of RC1. The remaining
unaddressed blockers are:

1. "PackageKit yum
backend uses incorrect encoding for dynamic category names, makes them
show up with '?' characters in KPackageKit"

Nils reported that he would complete work on this today, but has not
checked in today at all. This leaves us somewhat stuck, as only Richard
Hughes and Nils are really qualified to work on this. Richard is away
this week.

2. "KDE fails to
start inside a VM , large amount of memory [@ miCopyRegion]"

Soren fixed the initial issue, but KDE on qxl still doesn't really work
correctly. Details and logs are in the latest comments on the bug, and
I'm currently uploading a live image for convenient reproduction. Again,
contributions are welcome here.

3. "New Install of
Fedora 16 TC1 on iBFT iSCSI NIC fails on first reboot"

Again, we're still rather looking for information from the reporter
here. Tim may be able to acquire an iBFT NIC for testing today.

4. "Totem doesn't
display video when using software 3D rendering"

Did not hear from ajax in relation to this bug today. Again, we really
need development input on this one.

5. "heap corruption
via multi-threaded "git grep""

This is the bug in glibc 12.999 and 13 which can at least potentially
cause just about any app to crash. We're in the middle of addressing it;
a fixed glibc is out for testing and we are now mass-rebuilding all
packages which hit stable since glibc 12.999 made it to the buildroot.
This, obviously, isn't speeding up the whole release process any.

Thanks everyone!
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | adamwfedora

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